Friday, August 15, 2008

Tokyo 08 - Asakusa

We arrived at Sensoji temple in the late afternoon. Sensoji is one of the oldest temple in Tokyo (build in year 628), and it is only a minute walk away from the Metro Asakusa station.

Theres a stretch of shopping arcade between Thunder Gate and Sensoji temple, i guess one can say that the road to spiritual cleansing involves abit of shopping (kidding!). This would also be a good place for some snacks and souvenirs.

After braving the crowds and temptations (of food and stuff), we finally arrived at Sensoji.

Painting on the ceiling.
Some of the ladies would come dressed in Kimono (I think those are 'Yukata', the summer version of Kimono to be more accurate).

And i was fortunate that these 2 ladies were friendly enough (and English literate enough) to take a picture with me.

We dine in one of the restaurant in Asakusa, but ran into a problem, the plastic model shown outside of the restaurant wasn't in the menu (at least we couldn't find any picture in the menu that resembles it).

Dine-in tips 2: Some of the restaurants would have plastic food models presented outside their restaurants, but it may not be shown on the menu, so what did I do? Ran outside the restaurant, took a picture of the plastic model with my 6 megapixel, and showed it to the waitress.

And this is the actual image i showed to the waitress.

And the actual food served.

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